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ACADEMY OF SCHOLARS: Advisor-Margaret Piela

Academy of Scholars is a Cumberland County Schools based organization geared toward college-ready students.  Students meet once per month at various locations to discuss a multitude of subjects ranging from scholarships, financial aid, transitioning to college, and lifestyle issues.

Requirements:
  Students who are ranked in the top 20 of their junior class are invited to join.

Meets:
  Monthly meetings will be announced in advance.  Meetings take place at various locations.  Members will receive a calendar.


ART CLUB:  Advisor-Arnold Middleton

The purpose of the art club is to foster interest in the world of visual arts and for students to have a place where they can share like interest and/or compare/contrast works.

Requirements:  Any interested students should see Mr. Middleton for the Google Code.

Meets:  Meetings will be announced as needed.


BUCCANEER BUDDIES:  Advisor-Stephanie Walsh & Celia Hendry

The purpose of the Buccaneer Buddies Club is to promote friendship and acceptance between students with and without disabilities at JBHS.  The club will allow opportunities to develop life skills, leadership, social skills, and community involvement.  For those students who are seeking volunteer hours for various serviced organizations, this is a great opportunity to earn service hours.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in Unified Sports Track and Field with appropriate paperwork.

Requirements:  Everyone is welcome to join!

Meets:   meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:45 – 4:30 pm in Room C105.


CLASS ADVISORS

If you have any questions or need the code to join your grade’s group, please see your advisor, before or after school.

9th Grade         Dela Townsend           @ B214

10th Grade       Blair Small                  @ A222

11th Grade       Cynthia Sullivan         @ C216

12th Grade       Henrietta Jutson          @ D120


DECA: Advisor-Pamela Brunner, Tiffany Falgione & Julie Smigiel

DECA is a student organization through the marketing education program.  The organization is designed to extend learning from the classroom to the real world.  DECA promotes four areas of personal development for students’:  Vocational Understanding (VU) – knowledge based experience learned through academic competitions and conferences; Civic Consciousness (CC) – community service activities created and executed monthly; Leadership Development (LD) – experience gained by committee members and executive board members; and Social Intelligence (SI) – vast opportunities for networking with fellow students and community leaders and opportunities to learn event management skills.  DECA is a student driven organization.

Requirements:  Students must have taken or be currently enrolled in a CTE course with marketing fundamentals.  There are state and national dues and enrollment paperwork required. There is a district, state, and national competition each year, as well as various conferences for leadership development.

Meets:  Executive Board meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, the business meetings are the second Tuesday of each month, and study sessions preparing for competition are the third Tuesday of each month in D-202, D204 or D208.  Committee meetings are scheduled as necessary.


DRAMA CLUB: Advisor-Hillary Bogers

The JBHS Drama Club is a service organization focused on learning about, practicing, and sharing the love of theater and all of its arts with the student body and community surrounding Jack Britt. The Drama Club produces the spring musical, which is open to all JBHS students, Auditions are typically at the beginning of November. Actors, singers, and technicians are welcome!

Requirements:  All students are welcome to participate.

Meets:  Does not regularly; Meetings will be announced


ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB:  Advisor-Cameron Troutman

The Environmental Club is an organization sponsored by Cumberland County’s Go Green initiative that allows students to educate others about sustainable living practices and ways to protect resources.  Students can earn service hours by collecting recyclables once a week from all the classrooms in the school, helping to maintain the sustainable school garden and by participating in Fayetteville Beautiful events.

Requirements:
  Any student can join.  You must attend at least one meeting per month to maintain your status as a club member. Dues are $20, which includes a Green Team T-shirt. There are sub committees in the club: public relations, newspaper and wattage.

Meets:
  Meets every Thursday and Friday in 3:50 in room SCI201.  Join us on Google classroom with the code available from Mr. Troutman.


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): Advisor-Alexis Newsom & Allison O’Dell

FBLA is an incorporated, non-profit student organization that aims to assist students in their pursuit of career and business knowledge; improve the leadership skills of students; and provide educational and recreational activities for students, such as state and national conferences, where informative workshops and competitive events testing take place.

Requirements:  Students must be enrolled in a business class during the current school year or have previously completed two business classes to join.  Annual dues are $20.

Meets:  Meets every Wednesday at 3:45 pm in room A102


FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America): Advisor-Pam Lineberger

FCCLA is a national Career & Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family & Consumer Sciences education.

Requirements:    Any student who has taken a FACS class (Foods I & II, Apparel & Textile Production I & II, Parent & Child Development, Exploring Life Skills) is welcome to join.  FCCLA dues are $15.00.

Meets: Once a month; dates will be announced.


HOPE (Helping Others Promote Equality): Advisors- Danielle Steinhauser & Jeffrey Wire

Our mission is to bring together LGBTQIA+ and their allies in a non-judgmental environment, and encourage acceptance and social equality through education and sharing experiences.  In doing so we will further our vision of creating a discrimination-free school and a society that is equal to people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or other interconnected expressions of self.  Students, faculty advisors, and community members will meet together to find ways to make Jack Britt High School a safe and welcoming school, free of harassment and discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning people and allies.  HOPE will utilize active and stimulated discussion to raise awareness of current social issues to help promote full equality for all.

Requirements:  All Jack Britt High School students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend meetings and/or other events and are encouraged to invite others to come as well.

Meets:  Meets: Second Wednesday of the month at 3:45 in D106.


HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America): Advisors-Sandra Jones & Betsey Vera

HOSA is a national organization that promotes leadership skills and careers in the healthcare field.  Regional, state, and national leadership conferences are held yearly.  Community involvement and volunteerism are also encouraged.

Requirements:  Any student who plans to pursue a career in healthcare may join.  Dues are $30 per school year.

Meetings:  General meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month from 3:50-4:30 pm in room C116


INTERNATIONAL CLUB:  Advisor- Amanda Baker

International Club at Jack Britt is a way to learn about other cultures, socialize, and volunteer at various events around Fayetteville.  All are welcome to join.  Our monthly meeting typically includes a country presentation from a club member, and planning for upcoming events.  We volunteer at local fundraisers, meet at local restaurants, and attend and volunteer at local international festivals.

Requirements:  None

Meets:  The third Tuesday of each month after school 3:45-4:30 p.m.  A reminder of the meeting is posted on Google Classroom and announced during morning announcements


JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE (Latin Club):  Advisor-Erin Guzman

Jack Britt JCL is a chapter of the National Junior Classical League whose purpose is to promote the study of Latin and impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of classical antiquity.  We celebrate Roman culture by exploring Roman historical events and holidays.

Requirements:  All former and current Latin students may join JCL.  JCL members who study beyond Latin II and maintain an A average may be inducted into the National Latin Honor Society.

Meets:  Every other Friday (excluding holidays) from 3:45-4:15 pm in room D210.


KEY CLUB: Advisors–Amber Gavin & Angela Haynes

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.  There is no academic requirement, just a commitment to service.

Requirements:
  At least fifteen (15) hours of service is due in May.  All hours are due by the first of May.  A properly completed Volunteer Verification Form is required for credit hours.  Dues are $25.00 and are due by September 14th.

Meets:  Monthly on the 1st Thursday of each month from 3:45 – 4:15 in the AUD; an agenda with all information from the meetings is available on google classroom if you miss a meeting.


LEGATO (Show Choir):  Advisor-Richard Butler

Legato is an Honors (Proficient/Advanced) level chorus class that serves as both a show (Pop/Jazz/Broadway) choir and a concert (traditional) choir. Legato performs at the JBHS Winter and Spring Concerts as well as some community performances. Members sing the National Anthem at Homecoming and numerous other athletic events, the Alma Mater during  morning announcements, and are the core performing ensemble providing vocal leadership for the annual Chorus Spring trip.

Requirements:  Prospective Legato members must pass a vocal and dance audition at the beginning of the Spring Semester and be approved by Mr. Butler to register for the class the following year. Double enrollment (both semesters) is expected. After school rehearsals will be kept to a minimum, but are part of Legato’s regular routine. Members must purchase a performance uniform annually.  All legato students are required to audition for All-County Chorus.

Meets:  Legato meets daily as a class during the regular school day. Some after school rehearsals are a class (graded) requirement. All performances are graded/required.


MARCHING BAND: Advisor-Timothy Parsons

The Marching Buccaneers is a premier performing ensemble, utilizing diverse styles of music to educate and entertain.  The Jack Britt High School band program is comprised of diverse components that perform and compete at the local, state, and national levels (Bands of America).  Our program offers students a comprehensive educational experience through music performance, life lessons, and opportunities that extend beyond a traditional classroom.  Our students have learned that with hard work, leadership, and dedication, everything is achievable.

Requirements:  Marching Band is open to all students at Jack Britt High School.  Middle school band is required for all students who are wind and percussion players.  Color Guard for the marching band is determined through auditions. Physicals are required and members must maintain all for the same eligibility requirements as athletes (attendance, passing grades, etc.)

Meets:  Rehearsals are every Tuesday and Thursday during the fall from 4pm-7pm. Band camps are two weeks during the summer and are required for participation. The Marching Band attends all JBHS football home and away games and 5-6 competitions.


MATH TEAM:  Advisors-Robert Thomas & Holly Bloodworth

The purpose of the Math Team is to compete at the local, state, and national level in math level II, math level III, and comprehensive math. We meet every other Thursday for student led practice to prepare for math competitions later in the year, normally in the spring. We do some national online competitions, like the Rocket City Math League, as well as going to places like Wilmington, ECU, Pembroke, FSU, etc… to compete in person at the regional and state level. We take the AMC – 10 and AMC – 12 paper and pencil test to compete nationally.

Requirements:    A student should have a desire to solve a variety of complex math problems and a willingness to compete with fellow students.

Meets:  Every other Thursday


MOCK TRIAL TEAM:  Advisor-Christina Dobie

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice Mock Trial Team mission and purpose is to educate North Carolina High School students about the justice system and trial by jury by turning courtrooms into classrooms and connecting students with attorneys and judges in hands-on learning of the courthouse.  The impact of this program far exceeds the courtroom, however, building analytical, writing, and public speaking skills which go hand in hand with confidence, teamwork, leadership and other building blocks for success in whatever vocation students choose to pursue.

Requirements: All Jack Britt students are invited to join.  Dues are $200 per team (7-8 students per team).  Students must purchase business attire to wear at regional completion.

Meets:  Meetings will be announced in advance.


MU ALPHA THETA (Math Honor Society):  Advisor: Robert Thomas,Co-Advisor: Holly Bloodworth

Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 88,000 student members by June each school year in more than 1,800 schools.  We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.

Requirements:  Mu Alpha Theta, the Math National Honor Society, welcomes members who are in their 5th semester of high school and have enrolled in NC Math II or higher.  These students must have an overall average of 90 or higher in all of their classes, and maintain a B or higher average in all of their math classes.  Most of all, they are required to tutor other students in math classes in an effort to give back.

Meets:  Meetings will be announced.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  Advisor-Delarese Townsend

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nations’ premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.  More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.  These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginnings in 1921.

Requirements:  Students who have completed at least three semesters of high school, have a 4.0 weighted GPA, and have demonstrated exemplary character will receive a letter of invitation from the Jack Britt National Honor Society.  In addition, students should show evidence of service, and/or leadership.  A student with infractions on his or her discipline record will not be considered.  Once inducted each member is required to maintain the academic standing for which he or she was selected and serve a minimum of 50 community service hours per year. At least 10 of the 50 hours required must be in-club service hours.

Meets:  Meetings will be announced.  Check the NHS information board on the B200 Hallway and Google Classroom for news, updates and memos.


RUSH Campus Ministries: Advisor-Elsa McBride

This club is a local chapter of a multi-city Christian organization focused to equip students to bring about change within their schools by showing the love of Christ. In addition to weekly on-campus meetings, students have the opportunity to participate in community service projects and other creative activities designed to help teens live out their faith in a practical way.  Weekly meetings are student led.

Requirements:  All Jack Britt students are invited to attend meetings and there are no dues required.

Meets:  Weekly meetings are held Wednesdays after school in the Media Center or TBA


SAVE/SANDY HOOK PROMISE (Students Against Violence Everywhere): Advisor-David Jackson

SAVE is a international organization led by students, to help decrease the potential for violence in our school and raise awareness of many social issues.  Topics addressed include bullying, child abuse, suicide, social media, safe driving, and drugs or alcohol abuse. SAVE is a club for students by students that promote safety, unity and inclusion for all students.  We not only attempt to raise awareness about issues of concern to students, we seek ways to reduce or eliminate the occurrences.

Requirements: All students are invited to join.  Dues $10.00 this includes a T-Shirt

Meetings:  Weekly (Tuesday or Wednesday) in SCI206 at 3:45 pm. Calendar will be released at the 1st meeting.


SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  Advisor-John DeWeese

SNHS is a nationally affiliated organization.  Students who are eligible to join are in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, have an interest in science, and are invested in pursuing a possible science major.  Younger students may join, if they are enrolled in an AP Science class.  Applicants must have a minimum of a B+ average in all science courses. Required monthly meetings will include Science related presentations by guest speakers, sponsors, and/or members. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue a research question within the realm of science and use experimental design to gather data and form a conclusion based on individual research, as well as take part in Science Olympiads or other science related school events. Students also may volunteer in environmental activities and/or in the medical field. Officers are elected by club members.

Requirements:  Admission is by application, and based on students’ average in science courses. Students must perform a minimum of 10 service hours in a science related endeavor each year.

Meets: All meetings will be announced.


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: Advisor-Cameron Troutman

North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a non-profit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina.  Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state.  These tournaments are rigorous, academic, interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering, and technology.  The challenging and self-motivating events of NCSO align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, as well as the National Science Education Standards. The events are designed to enhance and strengthen both science content and process skills.

Requirements:  Membership is limited to two teams of 18 students.  Membership will be based upon performance on placement exam. Students are required to attend monthly meetings, construct a study notebook for each event assigned and to study independently.  Students must compete in the regional Science Olympiad competition.

Meetings:  Meetings are held on the first Wednesday from September until February in SCI201.  Regional competition is held on a Saturday during the month of February.


SKILLS USA: Advisors-Christina Dobie and Nattlie McArthur

Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  Skills USA helps each student excel.  Its mission is to help its members become world class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.

Requirements:  Students enrolled in any Career and Technical Education Course can be enrolled in Skills USA

Meets: TBA


SOCIEDAD HONORARIA HISPANICA (Spanish NHS): Advisor-Milagros Lopez

The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica was formed by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese to recognize the academic achievement of students of Spanish/Portuguese in high schools in the United States.

Requirements:  The student needs to make an A in three levels of Spanish and submit a teacher recommendation to be nominated for membership. The student must accept the invitation and pay a $20 membership fee to be inducted.  This is a service-oriented honor society and members are required to log in 10 hours of community service.

Meets:  The society meets once per month (date/time to be determined by current members) in room D214.


SPANISH CLUB: Advisor-Denise Pereira & Fabiloa Ramos

The Spanish Club’s goals are to introduce the students to Hispanic Culture through enrichment activities that they would not receive in their Spanish classes.  We will explore the Spanish language, culture, and food through monthly meetings.  *The activities will be decided on by the club officers and advisors, and approved through the school’s administration.

Requirements:  Dues are $10.00.  For $15.00 you can purchase a short or long sleeve Spanish Club t-shirt.  The total for the dues and t-shirt are $25.00.  Club membership is limited to 30 per semester.  Dues must accompany the application.  Failure to attend meetings or follow through with duties will discontinue your membership in Spanish Club.

Meets:  The meetings for the members are the 2nd Wednesday of September, October, November, February, March, and April, in room D224.


SPEECH AND DEBATE (Forensics):  Advisors-Debora Henderson and Ashley Doane

The Speech and Debate Team provides structure for students, guided by their teachers, to become proficient in the communication arts.  These arts include the ability to analyze human problems; research varied and complex issues; gather and organize relevant materials; formulate an integrated, consistent, and persuasive presentation; and master and use the skills of oral communication in a responsible and ethical manner.  The ultimate outcome should be ever-growing and learning, involved, and productive citizen-statesmen; who have the ability to make logical, sensitive, and informed decisions; express and defend their ideas; test those ideas in a wide variety of public forums; and be held accountable for the ethical and social impact of those ideas.

Requirements: All students enrolled at Jack Britt are eligible to compete with the Speech and Debate Team.  The team competes at tournaments throughout the school year at various locations in the county and state.  Some competitions are by invitation only. Students must remain in good academic standing, 2.0 unweighted GPA to be a member of the team, and a 2.5 unweighted GPA to be a member of the Honor Society.  Since competitions are held on other school campuses, Speech and Debate Team members are expected to be upstanding behavioral role models and understand that their discipline records are subject to administrative review.

Meets:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:45-5:45 in room B208


STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA):  Advisor-Erin Guzman

The Jack Britt SGA is a member of the North Carolina Association of Student Councils (NCASC) and seeks to promote school spirit and community involvement, as well as provide opportunities to enhance student leadership.  SGA is responsible for planning and coordinating many school activities including Homecoming, the Mr. Jack Britt and Miss Jack Britt Pageants, and fundraising to benefit charitable organizations.

Requirements:  Any student who meets the following criteria may run for office in SGA and participate in the Leadership class: Completed application, at least two (2) teacher recommendations, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and a discipline record review by administration.

Meetings:  SGA meetings are on Tuesdays at 3:45 in D210


STUDENT 2 STUDENT /MILITARY APPRECIATION CLUB:  Advisors – Athena Rogers and Patricia Richardson

Jack Britt’s Student 2 Student/Military Appreciation Club is a student-led service organization focused on welcoming new students to Jack Britt, as well as showing our military service men and women, as well as their families, how much their service and sacrifices are sincerely appreciated.

Requirements:  All JBHS students are welcome to join.  There is no requirement for a parent to serve or have served in the military.  In order to maintain membership status students must actively participate in planned events and attend at least one meeting per month.  Leadership opportunities within our club are available to interested students.

Meets:  Meetings will be announced


TOTAL IMAGE & GENTLEMEN OF DISTINCTION: Advisor: Janice Daniels & Patricia Fairell Richardson

Total Image and Gentlemen of Distinction are clubs for young ladies and young men, organized for the sole purpose of creating and/or promoting a more positive attitude and interaction among students at Jack Britt High School and their community.  The objective of the club is one of self-improvement through heightened student morale, camaraderie among peers, self-esteem, dignity, and service to the community.  Through activities designed to exemplify the stated objective, the organization promotes a positive image and provides opportunities for high school students to become role models.  Some of the activities include, but are not limited to, “Dressing For Success” every other Thursday, Team Building Exercises (held during monthly meetings), providing Thanksgiving Love Boxes for needy families in the community, Teacher Appreciation gifts, Backpack Buddies, and various community service activities.

Requirements:  Students must complete the application process and receive satisfactory recommendations from at least two teachers.  Students must also have a satisfactory discipline record (with no more than one disciplinary infraction) and must be in good academic standings.

Meetings:  Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month.


TRI-M NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  Advisor-Wendy Steslicke

The purpose of the Tri-M National Honor Society is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students of secondary schools.

Requirement:  Any student in Band, Chorus, or Orchestra may join.  Students must have a GPA of at least a 2.7 overall, and a 3.3 in their music classes. Students must complete 15 hours of service each year they are a member, attending one meeting per semester, and volunteering for at least two (2) Tri-M projects.

Meets:  TBA


WRITING CLUB:  Advisor-Debora Henderson

The JBHS Writing club provides a place for students to experience publishing their works.  Our weekly meetings are a forum for writers to share their work and discuss pieces and events. The goal is to help each other become better writers through editing and constructive criticism. Members will brainstorm new ideas and provide advice on work they are currently writing. Members will also seek to attend writing events like poetry slams and showcases, as well as actively explore writing opportunities in the community such as writing contests sponsored by local colleges.

Requirements:
All students enrolled at Jack Britt are eligible to participate in the Writing Club. Each member is required to attend at least two meeting per semester and submit at least one piece of writing per school year to our word press publication site: The Buccaneer Writes.   Members are expected to be upstanding behavioral role models and understand that their discipline records are subject to administrative review.

Meets:  Wednesdays, from 3:45-4:45 in room B222


YEARBOOK STAFF: Advisor-Alexis Newsom

Members of the Yearbook Staff are responsible for producing the JBHS yearbook, which aims to document the school year in a creative way and will serve as a source of memories for years to come.

Requirements:  Students must complete an application during spring registration in order to be accepted to the Yearbook Staff.  Staff members are required to sell advertisements to help pay for production of the yearbook.

Meets:  The Yearbook Staff meets daily during the assigned class period.  Periodically, staff members meet before or after school as needed.

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Published by Elsa McBride on August 26, 2018
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